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222 people killed, 774 kidnapped in Kaduna in 3 months — Report

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Two hundred and twenty two people have been killed, while 774 others were kidnapped across Kaduna State from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

This is contained in the second quarter security report released on Tuesday by the Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.

The report said banditry, violent attacks, communal clashes and reprisals accounted for the deaths.

“Banditry, violent attacks, communal clashes and reprisals in the second quarter accounted for 222 deaths across the State.

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“Of this total, nine were women and eight were minors (below the age of 18). Of the total number, 159 deaths were recorded in Kaduna Central Senatorial District (72% of the total recorded).

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“156 of these occurred in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru LGAs. Igabi LGA recorded 44 deaths, and Birnin Gwari LGA 42. Chikun LGA had 37, and Giwa LGA 21. Kajuru LGA recorded 12 deaths in the second quarter.

“Southern Kaduna Senatorial District had 54 deaths in total, of which five were women and four were below the age of 18. Kachia LGA had 21 deaths, followed by Jema’a LGA with 14, and Kauru LGA with six.

“The Northern Senatorial District recorded nine people killed in the second quarter (around 4% of the total),” the report said.

According to the report, Kaduna Central recorded the highest kidnapping incidents in the state.

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“Out of the 774 people kidnapped in the second quarter, Kaduna Central Senatorial District accounts for 555 (nearly 72% of the total).

“Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru LGAs recorded 550 of these. Chikun LGA had 148 citizens kidnapped, Igabi had 139, while 91 persons were kidnapped from Giwa LGA. Kajuru LGA had 89 kidnapped citizens, and Birnin Gwari LGA recorded 83.

“Southern Kaduna Senatorial District recorded 164 kidnapped persons, with Kachia LGA reporting the highest number of 111.

“The Northern Senatorial District recorded 55 kidnapped persons, with 37 of these from Zaria LGA. In total, 239 women, and 32 minors were kidnapped in the second quarter across the state,” the report said in part.

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